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Pune: This boy walked 11 km to school every day and scored 82% in Class 10
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

Ananta has already set himself the goal of becoming an IAS officer.

Pune: Lavasa residents oppose proposal to set up Covid facility, say hill city has ‘vulnerable’ populations
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Pune MP Girish Bapat had written to District Collector Naval Kishore Ram on July 23, stating that Covid-19 was spreading fast in Mulshi tehsil and there was an urgent need to improve the local health infrastructure by adding temporary facilities with additional beds.

Pune bar owners refuse to pay up annual licence fee, seek concession
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

In March, the State Excise Department had allowed licence holders to pay the annual fee in three instalments – 25 per cent by June 30, 25 per cent by September 30 and the remaining 50 per cent by December 31, owing to business disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

No extension of lockdown, certain restrictions will remain in place: Pune Collector
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

The administration believes that continuation of the lockdown in its present form will not be required, although some restrictions will remain in place to avoid crowding, said Pune Collector Naval Kishore Ram.

Counsel and send asymptomatic, mildly symptomatic patients home: Pune DC to private hospitals
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

Pune District Collector Naval Kishore Ram said the decision was in keeping with guidelines issued by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for treatment of asymptomatic patients, would improve bed availability at hospitals, and help alleviate fear of the disease among the public.

Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad to go under 10-day lockdown from July 14
Fri, Jul 10, 2020

As per Pune Divisional Commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar, first five days of the lockdown will be stringent with exemption only for milk, medicine and operation of clinics and hospitals.

Amid Mission Begin Again, Marathwada feels the lockdown heat as cases surge
Mon, Jul 06, 2020

Various district administrations have imposed blanket curfews, at a time when cities and towns with much larger case counts are opening up. As reported by The Indian Express earlier, over a million migrants have returned to Marathwada between March and June.

Pune: Timing, route of ‘paduka procession’ by buses to remain under wraps
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Meanwhile, amid the pandemic, Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) will lose revenue of about Rs 1 crore it usually earns by operating special buses to Pandharpur from Pune and nearby areas.

Maharashtra: For over 10 lakh workers who returned to Marathwada, scheme for migrants offers little help
Tue, Jun 23, 2020

The scheme for migrant workers' welfare, however, leaves inter-district migrants completely out of its purview, focusing only on 116 districts across six states which see high inter-state migration.

For over 10 lakh workers who returned to Marathwada, PM’s scheme for migrants offers little help
Tue, Jun 23, 2020

According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the districts chosen for Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan (GKRA) are those where more than 25,000 migrant workers have returned in the last few months.

Outbreak set to stall tree plantation in Maharashtra
Mon, Jun 15, 2020

However, as per department officials in Pune Circle, the office has not received any funds to go ahead with the planned plantation drive although nurseries are filled with saplings.

When Colour Queen of India said ‘Hullo’
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

Telephone companies were among the most prominent advertisers in film magazines of the late 1930s and 1940s. These ads had stars and starlets of the Hindi film industry seductively holding the receiver to their ears.

How oppressive containment measures during Poona plague led to assassination of British officer
Tue, Jun 09, 2020

Indian Civil Service officer Charles Walter Rand felt the need for strong measures to "stamp out plague from Poona" and deployed the military to search infected persons. Soon, reports and rumours of harassment of locals - especially of Indian women - at the hands of British soldiers started emerging from the city.

Migrant workers gone, Pune Metro grapples with shortage of labourers; work speed down to 20 %
Mon, Jun 01, 2020

While the project employed over 4500 workers at its numerous sites, now only 1040 workers have stayed back; contractors are desperately trying to rope in fresh lots of labourers from north India. But will they come, and when?

Pune: Ferried to station to catch train, & left behind, workers demand answers
Sun, May 31, 2020

While 1,548 of the migrant workers were accommodated in the train, which left for West Bengal on Saturday afternoon, there was no space for the remaining 400 workers. Nearly 200 others, desperate to go back to Bengal, had reached the station on their own.

Dist admn plans to wrap up Shramik Special effort on Saturday, with 95 trains & 1.2 lakh migrants sent home
Thu, May 28, 2020

A number of migrant workers apparently took other means of transport such as buses, trucks, bikes or bicycles, and in some cases, walked all the way home. Authorities, however, are reluctant to concede that migrants used unauthorised means of transport in their desperation to reach home.

Migrant workers return home against all odds — only to be seen as carriers of the virus
Wed, May 20, 2020

Discords and quarrels over the quarantine of migrants have become commonplace in villages, with old caste-linked or political animosities resurfacing

Maharashtra: Fights over quarantine of returning migrants becomes a headache for village panchayats
Tue, May 19, 2020

According to officials, almost every district in Marathwada or Vidarbha has received about 80,000 to 1 lakh migrants returning from Pune, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nashik and Nagpur.

Crowds of migrants heading out of Pune start thinning on highways
Mon, May 18, 2020

On Sunday, flocks of migrants desperate to return to their home states from Pune had considerably thinned at the 'exit points' of national highways.

Crowds of migrants heading out of Pune start thinning on highways
Sun, May 17, 2020

However, stray groups of workers keen to go to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh could be seen on Pune-Ahmednagar Road.

UP govt’s mandatory Covid test policy delayed return of migrants: Pune commissioner
Thu, May 14, 2020

1.12 lakh registered for inter-state transport, only 16,064 sent via trains so far

Social distancing norms forgotten, hundreds jostle for a few bus seats
Wed, May 13, 2020

Although fares are three to four times higher than usual, it has not deterred migrants who are queuing up to secure a seat after undergoing primary screening by a doctor present at the spot, who checks the temperature and issues a medical certificate.

Indians returning from abroad to pay for hotel stay during compulsory institutional quarantine
Mon, May 11, 2020

They will be housed at four different city hospitals for 14 days.

Pune Collector orders ‘rest houses’ along highways for migrants going home
Mon, May 11, 2020

'Don't want to encourage walking to home states, but we need a humane approach to the issue,' says Collector Naval Kishore Ram.

Maharashtra’s internal migrants desperate to return home
Thu, May 07, 2020

While state agencies have set their focus on transportation of inter-state migrants stuck in cities like Pune and Mumbai, very little is being done for internal migrants who came to big cities from poorer districts in Marathwada and Vidarbha.

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